1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    An amusing anecdote about forgetting the curvature of the Earth. In 2 Miles the pipe would drop 32 inches, and have a "bulge" in the middle of 8 inches. It also shows the difference between "level" (following the curve of the earth), and "straight", or "flat".


    Are there other examples of engineers forgetting to factor in the curve of the Earth?
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